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with the president of the united states yesterday, a tempered and reflective barack obama talked to me about what it's like for him to be president and how it's changed him. in five years in office. howard fineman is a political analyst and jonathan capehart is an msnbc contributor. of course, a "washington post" opinion writer. howard, i was really taken with your perception there. i actually missed it because i was so busy trying to prepare myself to follow up. but you hit something in your years of experience, presidents don't talk about what it's like to be me, if you will. >> no, they don't. and they don't do it in public. i mean, i've covered a lot of presidents, chris, and i've gotten to know them pretty upclose. and they are sometimes self-reflective. but usually in private and usually only momentarily. they don't let their guard down very much. but i think in this case in that interview yesterday which i still think was extraordinary, the president was kind of thinking out loud and talking out loud about his situation. let's face it, his poll ratings are down, his number one program is cont
. president obama talked about income inequality. here is what he proposes. he calls for eased rules for union organizers, passage of a ,udget with stimulus spending expanded government programs for children, and new antidiscrimination laws. that is in the wall street journal this morning about what he was proposing. on the fast food workers -- this from the new york times business day section. but mary kay henry, the president of the service employees international union -- arguing against raising the minimum wage -- [video clip] it is a failure as an antipoverty program. most poor people don't work and are unaffected. are minimum-wage workers from families that earn multiple incomes. workers earnwage after minimum what -- more than minimum wage after one year on the job. of 2009, aboutlf 300,000 jobs were lost as the economy declined about 4% -- a big plunge. in the second half of the year, the economy grew rapidly. host: that was the chief economist for the national federation of independent businesses. they put out that video. the debate takes place here over income inequality. president o
of the united states yesterday, a tempered and reflective barack obama talked to me about what it's like for him to be president and how it's changed him. howard fineman is a political analyst and jonathan capehart is an msnbc contributor. howard, i was really taken with your perception there. i actually missed it because i was so busy trying to prepare myself to follow up. but you hit something in your years of experience, presidents don't talk about what it's like to be me, if you will. >> no, they don't. and they don't do it in public. i mean, i've covered a lot of presidents, chris, and i've gotten to know them pretty upclose. and they are sometimes self-reflective. but usually in private and usually only momentarily. they don't let their guard down very much. but i think in this case in that interview yesterday which i still think was extraordinary, the president was kind of thinking out loud and talking out loud about his situation. let's face it, his poll ratings are down, so he's got three years left in a second term he's not sure what he's going to do with. and i think sometimes he wond
to do with regard to transportation infrastructure. i remember being so excited when president obama talked about his commitment to rail and that really kind of died and there wasn't a comprehensive support for that as well as other, you know, state to state initiatives. and so i'm wondering if you have a comment on the power of states uniting around transportation infrastructure and if you also see that as one of the economic drivers? i think we all know about innovation and creativity and those things as economic drivers. but if you can't move from place to place and be mobile that is really an obstacle for our business community. >> thanks for sharing your story. i think that is absolutely awesome. i'm going to tuck that away and reflect on your comments for the rest of the day and the week and the month because you are really what this effort is all about. we now have some state and local leaders, we just did a phone call in the last two days, some lieutenant governors, secretary of state senators, representatives, mayors on the line probably numbering 300 plus and we are just ge
great. nelson mandela became one of the greatest. >> so we heard president obama talking to chris matthews about the importance with the connection with the men people. what was your take? >> i thought it was a fascinating interview. i like to hear the president when he expands on his terms on some level. but i'm going to be honest, i'm a big chris matthews fan. that was the softest voice i ever heard chris matthews speak in. you know, look, i imagine, these interviews when they are done on the other side the folks on the right want to hold the president accountable. the president made an illusion that many msnbc viewers are frustrated from the left. i would like an interview where it wasn't sitting down, letting the president say what he wants to say, but holding him accountable for the frustrations from the party who peel feels he hasn't done enough, whether it's on holding the banks account annual. things that he has the power to do. i would have liked to have seen more of that. >> let's play out a clip. you talk about how he was energized by the college audience he was in fron
to keep talking about that. john challenger, zachary karabell, thanks to both of you. >>> president obama and the first family flipped the switch last night on the 91st annual white house christmas tree. but the tree topper wasn't the only star of the night. aretha franklin, there she is right there, the queen of soul yourself. also mariah carey among the musical guests who helped inject holiday spirit into the crowd. you're watching msnbc. [ female announcer ] ladies and gentlemen i'm here to say a few words about the power of baking stuff with nestle toll house morsels. you can heal a broken heart with a bundt cake. make a monday mornin' feel like a friday afternoon with some nestle toll house morsels. let's close our laptops and open our ovens. these things don't bake themselves. we have to bake them for one another. we can bake the world a better place one toll house cookie at a time. nestle. good food, good life. nestle. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans real
into this a little bit talking about young people. what the obama care package is was intentionally designed to screw over young people. was it a mistake? it wasn't an accident. it was a package intentionally designed to screw over young people. he's spending all day now talking about young people. to your point, it's very true. we never tried at a federal level ending junk lawsuits. never tried having doctors and hospitals tell us what they are charging. never tried pooling people together to drive down costs and increase access. we have never tried it. we proposed it. they shut us out from the process. the democrats say either european health care or nothing. that's a false choice. most would vote him out of office. >> 50 -- >> go ahead. >> 52% of young people would recall the president based on this law. >> and 57% don't want obama care. now you look at another core constituency. we heard after the election about the latino vote in america. look at the latest poll out of gallup. the support of of the president has gone down 23% among hispanic voters. that's a huge discrepancy. from where he was a
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someone to talk with them. you have an impression on him. in ted kennedy and obama in terms of leadership style and temperament. >> first off, what i would say is that if it weren't for kennedy i don't know that obama ever would've made it to the white house. because kennedy broke the hold of the white promise to males on the office. he opened the way to the idea that it should be a much broader group that can think about running for the office. and when we see a woman as president in the not-too-distant future -- not lobbying for anybody now, but -- [laughter] >> nonpartisan. >> that's why i said that. but we will see what was so and at some point we may see an asian american, maybe a hispanic, you see. but i think obama's presence in their innocence can be traced back to kennedy. obama is quite interesting in kennedy and he's quite interested in history of the presidency. we've had four dinners with them, and that the first dinner he wanted to talk about how other presidents had achieved their transformative presidency. roosevelt, woodrow wilson, fdr, reagan. how did they achieve big tr
opposition. >> let me ask you, president obama made news talking to chris matthews last night, and talking about the divisiveness in this country. listen to this take on it. >> the american people are good and they're decent, and yes, sometimes we get very divided. partly because our politics and our media. specifically tries to divide them. and splinter them. >> our media. we try to divide the people and splinter them. >> what's happened is some in the media, not very many, but some in the media have concluded this fiasco of obama care is simply indefensible, especially when the man lied dozens of times to the american people, and there are some in the liberal media, some liberals who are saying this has got to be covered. that's his reaction. how dare you? >> you think he's getting ticked off at the negative coverage? >> he's had 100% sycophantic coverage and the wheels are coming off everywhere. even his most ardent supporters, some are saying he's gone too far. >> hope you feel better. >> thank you. i got it all, got my tea, got my honey, i got everything. but as it turns out, this pro
. the reboot of obama care continues as the president talks about the economic benefits of this law in washington, d.c. yesterday he defended the affordable care act and suggested if the republicans have better ideas they should bring them to the table. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future. we are just getting started with the exchanges. just getting started with the market places. we are not going to walk away from it. if i have to fight another three years to make sure the law works, that's what i'll do. i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to know that. >> if what the president just said is true, then that's a marked change from the first time it went through. republicans had scores of amendments that harry reid kill and never let them discuss it on the floor and never got a vote on the floor. if the president now wants to actually work with republicans as well as democrats on the health care b
of emergency unemployment benefits. the president said when budget talks get going obama care will not be on the table because, he said, his plan is ending one of america's worst inequities, unequal access to health care. larry. >> thanks very much, steve handelsman. we appreciate it. i'm going to say it again with all due respect to mr. president, growing income inequality is not the greatest challenge of our time. we need strong economic growth. that's the biggest challenge. i need a rising tide to lift all boats and help all-americans without these class warfare divisions. so let's talk. joining us now is former chief economist for vice president biden, jared bernstein. he's at the center of budget and policies. jim pazakukas is with the american institute and cnbc. jimmy p., what about income inequality. there's a lot of studies out there and they show in the last 20 or 30 years that hasn't happened. that's not true. it's a bogus issue. >> i don't want to have study versus counter study. income inequality, the top 90% and 10% have increased. a lot of disputes about how hig
of course from the bible refused the eat the rich foods at the king's table. >> something we are talking about is obama care and it could be a winner with many religious groups but it is losing support because of the contraception part. >> we catholics who are among the pros when it comes to providing health care do it because of our conviction and now we are being asked to violate some of those. i think he went onto say catholics would want to support became obama care. >> they know the church invented the hospital. most people don't know that. it was invented by the christian church. the real issue is ask not what your government can do for your health, ask what you can do for your own health. the government is not going to make me healthy, i can make those healthy choices. >> have you felt yourself affected by obama care as all? >> it is not sufficient to solve our problems. they have to be exchanged in communities where they live. that is why the plan is the answer to our crisis. >> it is 40 day to a healthier life. in case you want to hold off. you can do the 40 days before january
of here. >> coming up next, president obama administers a dose of real talk about the administration's nuclear pabt with iran. can he keep sanctioning hungry members of congress from undermining the deal. we'll just that just ahead. clay. mom? come in here. come in where? welcome to my mom cave. wow. sit down. you need some campbell's chunky soup before today's big game, new chunky cheeseburger. mmm. i love cheeseburgers. i know you do. when did you get this place? when i negotiated your new contract, it was part of the deal. cool. [ male announcer ] campbell's chunky soup. it fills you up right. you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec-d®. powerful relief of nasal congestion and other allergy symptoms -- all in one pill. zyrtec-d®. at the pharmacy counter. you can fill that box and pay one flat rate. how naughty was he? oh boy... [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. >>> the white house is taking no victory laps after completing a deal with iran. the president made every effort to downplay the temporary agreement insi
's paranoid talk. of course you can trust obama care. in the state of california you can't. the obama care exchanges have been passing out personal information to insurance companies which then market that information using that information, they market their services. >> these aren't even people that signed up. these are people that took a cursory glance, maybe filled out part of an application. >> they're getting phone calls from insurance companies saying, hey, we understand you're looking for insurance. how can we be of assistance. would you like to pay us? peter levy, covered california, listen to this quote, see if you are comforted by this. he's using comforting words. he said i can imagine some people may be upset, but i can see a lot of people will be comforted and relieved at getting the help that they need by navigating a confusing process. >> and the reason they're saying they're doing this is because, of course, they're lined on their enrollment deadlines that they're trying to meet. also they're saying that we're not giving out any personal information like social security in
on "morning joe" we'll talk to chris matthews ahead of his interview with president obama. plus, pastor rick warren will be here for a special part one of a special two day appearance. and why the richest man on wall street is taking aim at apple. the new issue of "time" possible files karl icahn. and top stories in the politico playbook. but first bill karins. >> the east coast is warm but suffering in the heartland. this storm really like mid-winter, as cold as it gets and the snow and ice. it's a rough start to winter. let's show you first off what's happening yesterday. minnesota got nailed by this snowstorm. some areas around duluth three feet of snow. in colorado the mountains got it too and the temperatures -- it's minus 26 wind chill right now in denver. let me show you my airport concerns for today. again, the most impacts from this current storm will be felt later tonight and tomorrow in the deep south but denver, albuquerque, oklahoma city, dallas and atlanta all possible airport implications today but mostly late in the day. the cold air has made it down now to dallas. temperatur
and sports and more sports. luke is here and not talking about the bills but he is talking about the bill for america's favorite past time and who's picking up the tab. you've scored a front row seat with "the cycle." >> president obama is heading to south africa for nelson mandela's memorial service. when he returns, expect him to refocus on what he says is his administration's target for the remainder of his presidency. a tale of two americas, candidate obama vowed to heal a polarized nation but that is proving increasingly difficult. his first term ended by tieing jouj l george w. bush as the most polarizing year ever. look how far the lines really are. it's no surprise since over the past decade the nation's seen a rise in liberal democrats and conservative republicans, it's which way politics to the fringe or center. we search far and wide to find someone who knows politics and elected as a republican governor and served four presidents including one democrat named obama. and the only name we could come up with is huntsman. yes, that's my dad jon. welcome to "the cycle." we've banish
dolan of new york. he is one of the leading cardinals in america. he talks about why the church has turned against obama care and why the church has been outmarketed on gay marriage. >>> nbc correspondent harry smith with the story of the survivor of the boston marathon bombing. he represents the true meaning of boston strong. i'm david gregory onand this is "meet the press" on sunday, december 1st. >>> good sunday morning. a big weekend for the future of president obama's landmark health care legislation, two months to the day since the troubled launch of heal healthcare.gov, they put out a report this morning saying they're making dramatic progress and the team is meeting with private sector velocity and effectiveness. that's how the website apparently is working. it also says the site's capacity has been expanded to handle 50,000 users at once along with improved response times and decreased error rates. but the obama administration has downplayed expectations in the past week saying the man could actually outweigh capacity, and today's report indicates there is still more work t
. that's always a losing strategy. >> john cornyn, he was trying the benghazi controversy to obama care and talking about how the white house has taking lying to a whole new level. this comes on the heels of him tweeting after the interim deal with iran was announced. amazing that the white house -- what the white house will do to distract attention from obama care. >> man, i mean, that was -- >> he's known to be critical but -- >> here's the thing. john cornyn is essentially a reasonable guy. he runs the senatorial committee. the tea party has criticized him intensely. this statement is outrageous for two reasons. lying to a whole new level? it's not that he's admitting that the president lies and people in washington lie. that's not a news flash. to show no historical memory, elevate for partisan purposes the obama administration of the worst lying in presidential history is ignorant, it's offensive talking down to the american people. second thing is this, for republicans right now, if they're trying to win a republican primary, they're rewarded for being responsible. you throw red m
for everything. >> dan, that gets at what susan and brad were talking about the idea of can he recover? among obama voters, was it surprising that the folks still hold out hope that he can recover from this. view it as a bump in the road. the question is what gets him out? health care working? is it the improving economy or is he divorced from the economy? >> it's really an important question because as susan said, it is difficult to really bounce back. if the economy does improve, that will help. no question about that. one of the things we have seen in public opinion over the last 60 days really is that this kind of base he had beneath him which is that people thought he was an honest president or a strong leader, some of that eroded significantly and i think that's the question as to whether even if the health care law seems to be working pretty well and even if the economy comes back, whether this sense of him as a weak president or somebody who was too detached has taken hold and it does divorce him from the forces that are changing the economy. >> fred, when you look at 2014, i know tha
will be significant. >> when it comes to president obama's presence on the international stage, we know he's talking about this potential for comprehensive agreement with iran yesterday. he said it's 50/50 or, frankly, it could be worse. his approval numbers very low here. when it comes to the international stage, how is his capital right now? >> i don't think it's exceedingly high. i think a lot of america's allies, particularly in the middle east from israel to some of the gulf countries think america has lost its nerve in some regard, particularly when it comes to confronting iran. so i think there is some difficulty with ourbili because our economic standing has some impact as well. it doesn't diminish america's overall power in the world and america's real influence in the world. that is still very, very strong, even if some people have doubts about president obama. >> how much of a focus is there for president obama in terms of international, seg tear hagel making his way to afghanistan. obviously something needs to be achieved there. >> it's so difficult. i think as you look toward next year,
snowy white house. president obama spoke yesterday where he talked about essentially the fact that he doesn't believe this is a done deal. he said, look, the chances of this deal with iran actually being ultimately successful are about 50/50. he also underscored the point that, look, this is a test. according to this administration, it's a six-month deal aimed at trying to see how serious iran really is about scaling back its nuclear programs. the president highlighting the fact that inspectors are in iran and the significance of that. again, essentially saying this is not a done deal, but it's something that -- it's a first step that he believes needs to be taken. important to point out he was speaking to a largely israeli audience, an audience that is skeptical of this deal that feels as though it doesn't go far enough. here's a little bit more of what president obama had to say. take a listen. >> if at the end of six months it turns out we can't make a deal, we're no worse off, and in fact we have greater leverage with the international community to continue to apply sanctions and
's make them functional. >> what you were talking about is repealing obama care. >> i don't know. obama -- there's no mandate in corporations now. >> i would call it limiting the damage, start moving toward a free market-based solution. >> none of it is going to work. if young people get to opt out. i'm saying, the only way actuarily it -- >> they're going to pay the penalty which won't be collected. and we've seen memos, they have no method of collecting this thing. and when you can buy insurance regardless of pre-existing conditions, why buy it ahead of time? and so that -- those are the incentives -- >> your 27-year-old example, he won't buy health care. >> it's $100 penalty or something like that right now? >> but it's going to be 2.5% of their income in two or three years. this isn't about choice, this isn't about freedom. this is about coercion. i think americans are going to take a look at this and they're going to see it's a disaster. they are going to demand change. and i think the responsible thing for republicans to do is do everything we can to limit the damage, try to prese
house said that the president didn't know his uncle, now we learn that mr. obama not only knew him but he lived with him. the question is, is this a big deal? we're talking about it right now to break it down a historian at princeton and david gergen who joins us from atlanta, he is a cnn senior political analyst and a former white house adviser to four presidents. gentlemen, thank you for being here. david, let's start with you. you know what it's like to work at a white house and deal with media questions especially on sensitive issues, how, however, does a white house put out false information like it did on the president's relationship to an uncle? >> well, let me say for beginners, i don't think this is a big deal. i think it's a modest deal. i think it reflerkts a sloppiness within the white house operation. but we've had other presidents who have had relatives who have rather inconvenient histories, let us say, and there's always been a fairly strong effort by the white house staff to distance the president from that inconvenient relative if possible. that seems to what has
committee about the deal, ahead. we'll talk to the chairman of that committee about to to expect. >>> and constitutional scholars say president obama is getting too powerful and exercising what the constitution was meant to avoid.
services the data storage industry. >>> happening today president obama will hold an event with those who are getting health insurance coverage. he will talk up improvements made to healthcare.gov, the troubled website that just got a major overhaul, by early monday evening 750,000 users had logged on. officials promise the site could handle 50,000 people simultaneously. when the number reached 35,000, a new queuing system kicked in. >> very frustrating for me because i need insurance so badly. and it seems like something in the system or something that's not working. >> the white house says the system works because the website did not crash. but some people had to wait in the new queuing system for hours. emails are sent to users when the site is ready to handle their request. >>> developing news now. autopsy results for paul walker could be released today and we are getting a look at new video of the fiery crash that killed the actor. the surveillance video was taken from a building across the street shortly after the accident on saturday. there was smoke in that video. it started to ri
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on at that time, look at their calendar and you'll see what their priorities are. in the case of president obama, if you look at his calendar, there is no evidence whatsoever that he is focused or has much interest in health care at all. >> let's talk a little bit about priorities. seiu, i think they spent close to $30 million helping the president of the united states get elected. so they spent $30 million. how many times did andy stern, sciu chief visit the white house? 50, 60 times, something like that. it does show that -- you look at that and think, well, maybe he's more interested in having the job than doing the job. but as he just pointed out, it's all about priorities. yesterday i think we heard the president of the united states say when he retires from the white house, you know what he'd like to do? he would like to host the sports center top ten program. >> right. >> maybe it will work with your husband. >> i know condoleeza rice wants to be nfl commissioner. >> speechless. just to think about this, this is his signature plan. how does that make you feel is this right now in your hom
to be talking about more power lines coming down, another quarter inch of ice is possible and we have the threat for the power lines to come down this evening. >> president obama defended his six-month nuclear deal with iran today when he spoke at a prominent d.c. forum. the deal requires iran to temporarily cap some nuclear activities for reduction of sanctions. >> one can envision an ideal world in which iran said we'll destroy every element and facility and you name it, it's all gone. i can envision a world in which congress passed every one of my bills that i put forth. i mean, there are a lot of things that i can envision that would be wonderful. >> at least he's realistic. the forum is being held by the brookings institution, a washington think tank. >> the americans nearly won the arab's got talent competition, finishing in the top three in the contest. ♪ ♪ >> some journalists in the middle east criticized the decision to allow an american in the competition, but the audience and the judges, they loved her take on traditional songs, while other contestants performed more western sound
? >> the republican really messed up with the government shutdown, we have the obama website. suicide will be a concern next. we'll see. >> what the government worries about in terms of the website, if we're talking about this in the same way come january, then all of a sudden, the candidates out there, a lot of democrats have taken tough votes. they'll be hard pressed to go out there and do the same thing. >> this is republicans hoping that if she say hillary care, she'll step in. they almost want to divide the party. >> coming up, the roundtable is going to be coming back. as we give thanks this holiday weekend, harry smith will have the pointed story of the victim weekend, harry smith will have the pointed story of the victim of the you really love, what would you do?" ♪ [ woman ] i'd be a writer. [ man ] i'd be a baker. [ woman ] i wanna be a pie maker. [ man ] i wanna be a pilot. [ woman ] i'd be an architect. what if i told you someone could pay you and what if that person were you? ♪ when you think about it, isn't that what retirement should be, paying ourselves to do what
and talked about his wife's chances of running for president, joe biden, and his critique of obama care. >> is mrs. clinton running for president? >> i don't know. and i think, and she believes, that the country should spend at least another year working hard on the problems that we have. we have very serious challenges in american and responsibilities around the world. i think it's a big mistake this constant four-year complain. we need to deal with the business we have before us. >> what kind of president do you think vice president joe biden would make? >> if he runs and he's a nominee, i'll try to help him. i think the world of him. i think -- we've been friends. i first remember working with him when he was the chairman of the judiciary committee to the senate and i was a governor and he asked me to testify in a judicial hearing for him. and i had to file a testimony because i had to go to asia. but i've known him for years and years. and i have a very high opinion of him. i care a great deal about him and i think he's done a good job for the president and for the country. >> is it
.our the government is doing this and obama is doing that. those were the guys i wanted to talk to. they were the guys with the leaflets, the ideas. them, is this your stuff? academic.m in an a researcher doing research on these organizations and ideas. i study men who believe this stuff. they looked at me suspiciously -- asked some questions. i said, here is what i am. it but here is my job. i want to understand how you guys see the world. i want to understand your worldview. you will not convince me and i will not convince you. that is off the table. i want to understand why you think the way you do. >> downward mobility, racial and equality, michael campbell on the fears, anxieties and rage of angry white men. sunday night at 9:00 this weekend on c-span 2. >> private insurance plans offered to seniors as an option to medicare. the affordable care act will rebates the federal government pays to medicare advantage plans. is 2.5 hours. >> an alternative to the original medicare fee-for- service provides health care coverage to medicare beneficiaries through private health plans. offered by organizatio
we've been talking about there's an enormous push behind getting some kind of a living wage or minimum wage passed. nothing much is happening in washington. president obama was in favor of a $9 minimum wage. now in favor of a $10.10-minute mum wage. not a lot going on in congress. in the states you can see there's a lot more going on. california recently passed a bill to raise the minimum wage from $8 to $10. the highest in the country. district of columbia they are about to pass, i think, legislation that would take it up over $11. doing this in concert with two maryland counties because you want to avoid the factor if you raise the minimum wage in one place, walmart threatened not to go to washington. this is a controversial subject. in the context the bottom fifth of american families have lost 15% of their real income since the year 1999. these are hurting people. >> sam stein, this is a central issue from extending unemployment benefits -- you know, progressives have always been pushing for higher minimum wages, conservatives have been talking about keeping the minimum
generation. >> sports and sports and more sports. luke is here and not talking about the bills but he is talking about the bill for america's favorite past time and who's picking up the tab. you've scored a front row seat with "the cycle." >> president obama is heading to south africa for nelson mandela's memorial service. when he returns, expect him to refocus on what he says is his administration's target for the remainder of his presidency.
what cuba would bargain for. but the grose family says there's only one way to find out - by talking. >> gross's wife said he's lost weight and his hopes are fading. >> president obama making a push for the affordable care act. >> he's kicking off a 3-week campaign to promote health reform. >> what he's trying to do. a major employer looks to snuff out prospect ist employees. how a ban on smokers could have ruple effects. $141,300 million, it's a big number, a big pay check. some of the employs are relying on uncle sam to pay their bills. >> welcome back, we are doubling up the big number - 141.3 billion. that number represents the profits for the banking industry in 2012. that allowed the top chief expects of the biggest banks to pocket a salary of $15.5 billion. sounds like a good year for everyone working in the sector. >> you would be wrong. look at the second big number. $900 million. that's the amount of tax dollars spent supplementing the wages of bank bank tellers. a third of bank-tellers had to rely on assistance. >> last year tellers had a median salary of $24,100. that's
the government is trying to take away your rights to own guns and obama is doing this and obamacare is terrible. those were the guys i wanted to talk to because they were the guys with the leaflets, the ideas. i said to them, is this your stuff? they said, who are you? pedantic -- i am an academic researcher doing research on these organizations and ideas, trying to understand these, and i study men who believe this stuff. and they looked at me suspiciously and said, sort of asked me questions. i just said, look, here is what i am. i don't get it. here is my job, i went to understand how you guys see the world. i want to understand your worldview. look, you will not convince me, and i will not convince you. that is off the table. what is on the table is i want to understand why you think the way you do. downward mobility, racial and gender equality, michael kimmel on the fear, anxiety, and rage of angry white men, part of book tv, this weekend on c-span two. >> now representative greg walden, chairman of the house energy subcommittee on communications and technology on his plan to update to med
we are just talking and didn't know we were back on live tv. here's what is coming up on markets now. the obama care woes continued by those who think they are signed up for insurance, could be in for a rude awakening. different employment strike, bowling is helping unemployed executives find jobs. would you lose -- lived on a city at see? company trying to raise billions of dollars to make that plan happen. breaking news, barnes and noble disclosing the securities and exchange commission is investigating its accounting practices. nicole petallides on the floor of the stock exchange with more. nicole: this is the headline that moves this stock around. you are investigated by the sec, enough to have a significant drop for barnes and noble. you can see stock dropped dramatically down 6% to the lowest level toddy, it has since come back and now down 1583 so is down 3.5%. the filing yesterday they did disclose the sec, after the close yesterday, is investigating the restatement of the announced earnings back in puly. the company is cooperating with the sec providing documents being reque
it was the obama campaign in 07. we have the traditional notion that there is this weird allocation that he is secretly muslim and this is like an insane thing and he talks about it. this is very much the traditional political strategy. if you don't engage in crazy stuff it just kind of gets more people repeating it and then at some point they just realize through e-mail or words but also facebook everybody has heard this thing and they engage it frontally and tonight frontally. i think that's just a change in the way information travels. >> i'm curious about the role of traditional media and doing that because you talk about how large organizations will tweet something right away and then they have to sort of set that. is this sort of a new job? >> i think there are reflexes around standards and first of all tv networks, you just don't type something in less you have confirmed that yourself. it makes a ton of since when you can assume that none of your viewers have heard it so why go spreading questionable information to them and when you should assume that a lot of it was seated on facebo
, obama care, all sorts of stuff, but should a high-ranking leader of the republican minority in the senate, one of the leaders, be throwing around that word lying when he's talking about the president and his administration? >> well, this is maybe why you shouldn't hang out on google. people make mistakes in social media. i don't know that every remark i have ever made in my life has been perfect so i'm not going to complain if somebody else occasionally let one slip in. >> he is a leader in the senate so you have the senate leader mitch mcconnell who said his number one goal was to defeat president obama, right? >> that's not abusive. >> then you have cornyn, who by the way is up for re-election, although he doesn't seem to have a serious tea party challenger, saying that the president is a liar. and you know, you wonder why things don't get done in congress. well -- >> usually they are a little more polite than using that word. >> but you know, those google machines, the typing goes in very fast and it's there forever. >> what did he mean? what did he mean? >> let's hope he
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it and talks about it again and again and again. i say beware. we've learned in our experience, the experience of the jewish people to take seriously those who speak about our annihilation. >> president obama doesn't think iran will give up it's entire nuclear program, but calls upon them to freeze the most dangerous parts of the program for six months in return for ease of sanctions. >> inspections could help gauge iran's nuclear capabilities and motives. joining us to discuss this step is former u.n. chief weapons inspector joining us from washington this morning. >> good morning, thomas. >> can you give us a better understanding first of all of this particular plant, why is it still operational and what's currently being constructed there? >> it's very important that inspectors went there a day ago. this is the first test of iran's agreement with the six powers made two weeks ago, part of which that they would put a hold on work at this plant, the reactor and heavy worker manufacturing capability. why is it important? everyone has heard about iran enriching uranium. that's one way to make a
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